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An introduction to the new testament using the historical-critical methods

An introduction to the new testament using the historical-critical methods

INT001 The first thing to say is that the New Testament is the second half of the Christian Bible, and follows the Old Testament and what Protestants call the Apocrypha – mostly intertestamental writings which continue to speak of God’s grace and his care for his people, the people of Israel. The New Testament is about Jesus, a Jew from Israel, who lived and died and was brought back to life again by God.

ECTS Credits: 6

Professor: Adrian Judd

Course objectives :

The pedagogy or teaching method of this course is based on a social constructivist epistemology; instead of the main teaching method being reading and learning what the professor has written, and evaluating it, you will focus on the primary texts of the New Testament and build up your own understanding of what they mean, based on a toolkit of tools with which you can study any Biblical text. 

 

Plan

 

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

Activity 1.1 Keeping a learning journal 

Activity 1.2 The Importance of Reading

Activity 1.3 Introduction to New Testament Studies 

Activity 1.4 An Introduction to the World of the New Testament

Activity 1.5 Providentissimus Deus

Activity 1.6 About your tutor

Activity 1.7 About Jesus

Activity 1.8 The formation of the canon of the New Testament

Activity 1.9 The formation of the canon of the New Testament (part two)

 

Chapter 2 BEGINNING TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT

Activity 2.1 The Traditional View of the dating and authorship of the Gospels

Activity 2.2 Beginning to read Mark’s Gospel

Activity 2.3 Types of Biblical Criticism

 

Chapter 3 INTRODUCING TYPES OF BIBLICAL CRITICISM

Activity 3.1 Types of Biblical Criticism 

Activity 3.2 Types of Biblical Criticism - continued–

Activity 3.3 Sources for an understanding of the New Testament – Josephus 

Activity 3.4 Divino Afflante SpiritC

 

Chapter 4 THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM 

Activity 4.1 The Synoptic Gospels

Activity 4.2 Material unique to Mark

Activity 4.3 Spiritus Paraclitus 

Activity 4.4 Biblical Inerrancy and Textual Criticism

Activity 4.5 The sensus pleniorand the critical meaning of the Bible

 

Chapter 5 THE GOSPEL OF MARK

Activity 5.1 The structure of Mark and the preaching of Peter

Activity 5.2 Intercalation of material in Mark – the Marcan sandwiches

Activity 5.3 Dei Verbum

Activity 5.4 The parable of the fig tree and the cleansing of the Temple

Activity 5.5 Source criticism and Mark’s Gospel

Activity 5.6 Parables in Mark’s Gospel

 

Chapter 6 THE GOSPELS OF MATTHEW AND LUKE

Activity 6.1 Introducing Matthew’s Gospel

Activity 6.2 The Birth of Jesus in Matthew and Luke

Activity 6.3 How each Gospel begins